I am a horrible snacker. I wouldn't say that I eat too many snacks, but the ones that I do are huge. Honestly, they're more like mini-meals. I'm pretty sure a sandwich is a meal, not a snack. Unless you're me, in which case, let's just add some chips and make a day of it. But I do think that snacks are really important; I know that if I get too hungry I become unpleasant and I eat a ton of crap at the first available moment. Not cool. So, without further ado, here are some delicious snacks to keep you going between meals. As a bonus, they're pretty healthy (aka stuff I used to eat when I did Weight Watchers) and easily packable for work.
1) Avocado and Cottage Cheese: I know that this might be controversial, apparently people have extremely strong feelings about cottage cheese. But I'm firmly on team "this ish is delish". This snack is a little more substantial, so I'm not crazy hungry again in like 2 seconds, and it's healthy. I prefer the low fat cottage cheese, the fat free is weird and gross to me. Sprinkle a little salt onto the avocado, it makes it a lot better. As an FYI, mine never look like this. I mostly just alternate bites of the avocado with scoops of cottage cheese out of the container. Cuts down on dishes.
(image source: fitsugar)
2) Apples/Bananas/Celery and Nut/Seed Butter. I actually don't have this as much as I used to; it's not as easy to transport, so I tend to eat it when I'm at home during the day. However it's delicious, filling, and super cheap. All this coming from a kid who wouldn't eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (sorry mom!). Definitely feel free to add a few other things to it, like chocolate chips (YUM) or raisins (ick).
(photo source: the healthy apron)
3) Cheese and Crackers. I don't think this really requires a lot of explanation, but just keep it to 6-8 crackers and 3-4 pieces of cheese. Much more than that you start moving to meal territory calorie wise.
In other news, I am entering a grilled cheese contest, so I need to start taste testing. Please let me know if you have any winning combinations for this or if you'd like to come over and help me eat/make/test some delicious sandwiches.
Have a delightful weekend!!